58 occurrences in 36 translations

'Foolish Man' in the Bible

And the king made a song of grief for Abner and said, Was the death of Abner to be like the death of a foolish man?

Knowledge is stored up by the wise, but the mouth of the foolish man is a destruction which is near.

He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. And a foolish man shall be servant to a wise man of heart.

A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.

The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.

The lips of the wise keep knowledge, but the heart of the foolish man is not right.

Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler.

A word of protest goes deeper into one who has sense than a hundred blows into a foolish man.

It is better to come face to face with a bear whose young ones have been taken away than with a foolish man acting foolishly.

Even the foolish man, when he keeps quiet, is taken to be wise: when his lips are shut he is credited with good sense.

Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Unattainable to a foolish man, are the dictates of wisdom, in the gate, he openeth not his mouth.

Give a foolish man a foolish answer, or he will seem wise to himself.

He who sends news by the hand of a foolish man is cutting off his feet and drinking in damage.

Giving honour to a foolish man is like attempting to keep a stone fixed in a cord.

Like a thorn which goes up into the hand of a man overcome by drink, so is a wise saying in the mouth of a foolish man.

Like an archer wounding all who go by, is a foolish man overcome by drink.

Like a dog going back to the food which he has not been able to keep down, is the foolish man doing his foolish acts over again.

Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the foolish man goes walking in the dark; but still I saw that the same event comes to them all.

Then said I in my heart: As it comes to the foolish man, so will it come to me; so why have I been wise overmuch? Then I said in my heart: This again is to no purpose.

Of the wise man, as of the foolish man, there is no memory for ever, seeing that those who now are will have gone from memory in the days to come. See how death comes to the wise as to the foolish!

The foolish man, folding his hands, takes the flesh of his body for food.

Like the cracking of thorns under a pot, so is the laugh of a foolish man; and this again is to no purpose.

The heart of the wise man goes in the right direction; but the heart of a foolish man in the wrong.

And when the foolish man is walking in the way, he has no sense and lets everyone see that he is foolish.

The words of a wise man's mouth are sweet to all, but the lips of a foolish man are his destruction.

Yet, a foolish man, multiplieth words, - though no man knoweth that which hath been, and, that which shall be after him, who can tell him?

The foolish man will no longer be named noble, and they will not say of the false man that he is a man of honour.

For the foolish man will say foolish things, having evil thoughts in his heart, working what is unclean, and talking falsely about the Lord, to keep food from him who is in need of it, and water from him whose soul is desiring it.

Again, I say let no one think me to be foolish; but if otherwise, even as a foolish man bear with me that I may boast a little.

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